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Books: Old Forge and the Fulton Chain of Lakes

Todd Moe talks with the authors of a new book about the history of Old Forge. Linda Cohen and Peg Masters, both descendants of pioneers of the Old Forge region, are co-authors of, "Old Forge and the Fulton Chain of Lakes", the latest book in the Arcadia series of local history picture books.  Go to full article
Old Forge Hardware Store
Old Forge Hardware Store

Old Forge hardware store sold after 108 years

A North Country institution is changing hands. The Cohen family has owned the Old Forge Hardware Store for 108 years. Brian Mann spoke with Erica Wilcox-Murray who bought the store with her husband.  Go to full article
Sarah Cohen, store manager Mike Wilcox, and Linda Cohen
Sarah Cohen, store manager Mike Wilcox, and Linda Cohen

New Book Offers Glimpse Into Old Forge's History

In the late 1890's Moses Cohen arrived in the west central Adirondacks with a peddler's pack, and in 1900 opened a hardware store in Old Forge at the foot of the Fulton Chain of Lakes. It's become a centerpiece in the village and is known as the Adirondacks' Most General Store. Today, Cohen's granddaughters, Linda and Sarah own the store. The Cohen sisters, along with Town of Webb Historian Peg Masters are the authors of a new book that pays tribute to the early pioneers and entrepreneurs of Old Forge. They combined their talents in history, local lore and museum administration, and poured through thousands of historic postcards to put together a pictoral history of the Old Forge lake region. Todd Moe caught up with the Cohens during a visit to Old Forge Hardware for a chat about the store and their new book.  Go to full article

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